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Native Instruments Guitar Rig 3 Kontrol Edition

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With Guitar Rig 3 KONTROL Edition, you can work with a diverse group of setups, including 12 amps, 17 guitar and 6 bass cabs, 4 rotary speakers, and 9 microphones with adjustable positioning and 44 ef... Click To Read More About This Product

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With Guitar Rig 3 KONTROL Edition, you can work with a diverse group of setups, including 12 amps, 17 guitar and 6 bass cabs, 4 rotary speakers, and 9 microphones with adjustable positioning and 44 effects via your computer. This Native Instruments amp modeling software is great when you don't have space in your abode for several stacks and cabinets but still want to hear the array of tones your guitar or bass could produce if you did.

Note: All customers who purchase this product after 7/1/09 will receive a free downloadable update to Guitar Rig 4 Pro software, which will be released October 1.

An onboard studio-quality soundcard routes the signal to your speakers where the drag-and-drop rack format and enhanced preset management system allows you to discover what combination works best for your sonic needs. In fact, the newest incarnation of GUITAR RIG comes with a "Matched Cabinet" feature that offers tried-and-true, classic combinations of amps and cabinets so you spend more time playing and less time searching for that one tone. The software's Dynamic Tube Response Technology recreates the various amps, cabs, mics, and effects in exacting detail, delivering perfect custom tone in seconds.

Not only is the software quick and user-friendly, but with this edition you get a nifty piece of hardware for even more fun. The stylish RIG KONTROL 3 foot controller comes with eight switches and a sturdy pedal, giving you realtime control of any parameter within GUITAR RIG 3. The RIG KONTROL has also been redesigned with new coloring, labels, and I/O level meters with activity LEDs. It has a high-end audio interface integrated into it, featuring crystal-clear 24-bit/192kHz analog-to-digital converters. This makes all your GUITAR RIG 3 sounds more pristine, and yet its a tough enough foot controller and to survive in any studio or stage environment.

Speaking of the stage, the revamped user interface includes ultra-clear 'Live View' displays which provide gigging guitarists a bright view of the most essential assignments and parameters they'll need.

Compatibility Notice: OS X 10.11 El Capitan (release date 9/30/15)
As with all major operating system updates, it is vital to check the compatibility of your hardware and software before upgrading your system. For new computer owners, it' highly advised to check with manufacturers on when they expect their products to be fully compatible with the latest operating system.


Twelve supreme-sounding guitar and bass amps
New matched cabinet module provides tried-and-true classic sounds in seconds
44 perfectly emulated guitar effects
17 guitar and six bass cabinets, four rotary speakers and nine microphones
Includes Rig Kontrol 3 foot controller with Audio/MIDI interface
Intelligent preset management for fast access to a huge selection of sounds for all styles
Essential tools: Integrated tuner, metronome and two tapedeck modules for easy recording
Premium special features include a loop machine and powerful modifiers
Dedicated "Live View" for performing on stage
Dynamic Tube Response Technology delivers a profound sonic quality

Sturdy foot controller with rugged, stylish aluminum housing
One metal pedal and nine ultra-solid switches (one under the pedal, e.g. to bypass a wah-wah effect)
Each switch has a status LED indicating its status
Bi-directional communication with the software
4-digit status LED displays current GUITAR RIG preset number
Convenient assignment of parameters from within the software
24-bit/192kHz USB 2.0 audio interface (not backwards compatible with USB 1.1)
Two 1/4" TRS inputs with instrument pre-amps (regular line devices such as synthesizers can be used as well)
Individual gain controls per channel and signal/peak LEDs
Two balanced 1/4" TRS outputs with high/low switch (full scale and -14dB, e.g. for guitar amps) and signal LED meters
Headphone 1/4" TRS output with individual level control
Two 1/4" pedal inputs for additional expression and volume pedals or switch-boxes
MIDI I/O with activity LEDs
It is possible to use the control features (switches, pedal, and displays) of RIG KONTROL 3 independently of the audio/MIDI interface
The control data of RIG KONTROL 3 can be recorded to a sequencer automation track
Powered via USB 2.0, no AC adapter or batteries necessary
Dimensions: 14.1" x 9.3" x 4"
Weight: 5.7 lbs

Standalone, Audio Units, VST, RTAS under Pro Tools 7, ASIO, Core Audio, DirectSound
System Requirements
Mac OSX 10.4.x, G4 1 GHz or Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz, 512 MB RAM
Windows XP + Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista (32 bit), P III 1 GHz, Athlon XP 1.4 GHz
512 MB RAM
USB 2.0
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Incredible versatility!

By T

from Indiana

Comments about Native Instruments Guitar Rig 3 Kontrol Edition:

I was truely blown away by how easy and powerful this software is. I downloaded the demo from Native instruments several weeks before I bought the package, my first impression was good but I probably wouldn't use it to play live, just something good to have around to practice with. When I actually hooked up the kontrol rig with my computer it was like a whole new dimension opened up in front of me. I use GR3 on stage playing bass as well as guitar, I've even hooked up a synth for some extremely unique effects! The tone possibilities are endless, just about any type of effect you want to make you have at the click of a mouse, and even cooler, you can program the rig buttons to do whatever you want! turn off distortion, add echo... it's just amazing... download the demo and see for yourself, but you won't fully appreciate the software unless you have the rig kontrol too!!! BUY IT, you will love it!

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